Life can look gloomy when industries shut shop and leave, then your team drops to the Championship. Such is life on Teesside. Then along comes Love Middlesbrough. It’s the name of Middlesbrough council’s website, Twitter feed and Facebook page. And they’re doing a fine job. I do think fondly of Middlesbrough, even though I’m in…

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It’s the over 70s I worry about. Take my mother, who’s well over 70, but got herself on a computer course and started writing emails. She called in a panic, and I had to explain to her that an email about her Barclays account being blocked wasn’t real. (She didn’t even have an account with…

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